If you are new to Spain or just moved to a new place, which is colder than you are used to, then you may want a heater (estufa). Yes, Costa Tropical has a mild winter, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t cold. Mild means we don’t have 2 feet of snow and the temp doesn’t drop below zero. No matter what, just having a cup of hot chocolate doesn’t always do the trick. Sometimes you need a little more to help keep you warm.
We all want to stay healthy and be able to enjoy our lives to the fullest. Sometimes that means we need to visit a medical professional to keep us from getting ill, or help us when we aren’t feeling well. We have a few options listed for general health care in Almuñécar, (general medical doctor, optometrist, dentist, pediatrician, clinical analysis, and more). No one wants to experience and emergency, but it is always good to know what’s available to you, just in case you need it. We will cover the main medical centers and clinics in Almuñécar and also provide information about the nearest hospitals.
CoIf you’re an American, and you’re fortunate enough to be living in Spain, there may come a time when you need to renew your US passport. There are several Consulates within Spain (both the Iberian peninsula, and some of the islands (Balearics & Canarias). Don’t worry, we are here to help you figure out how to renew your US passport in southern Spain!
If you live in Almuñécar, or its surrounding areas, chances are you use Butano (Butane bottle) for some sort of heating. Butane is by far the dominant fuel used for heating in Spain. It is much more common than say propane, and as such, this post will cover the HOW and WHERE to obtain replacement butane cylinders.
As any responsible society should, Spain has a well-developed system of recycling used materials like paper, plastic, or soda cans. You can find recycle bins, receptacles, and containers all over the country.
We know that there are many plastics in use in Spain, but we can at least recycle to help. If you are new to Spain and come from another country the recycle system may be a bit different for you. There are usually a variety of recycle bins scattered around every city, town and even small village. Sometimes many of the recycling bins are grouped together and other times you will see just one or two. Let’s learn a little more about recycling in Spain!
There are many transportation options for getting from Malaga to Almuñécar. To help facilitate your journey, below you will find a listing along with directions and maps. The travel time can vary based on mode of transportation chosen as well as time or day of the week. The Malaga airport code is AGP, click here for more Malaga Airport Information. We will help you with driving to Almuñécar, taking the bus to Almuñécar, and other transportation options.
With the tourist season fast approaching, that means more people. More people means more cars. Unfortunately, it does not mean more parking spaces. This post will explain how to pay your parking fine in Almuñécar. I am sure it is similar around Spain, but we will provide you details and help save you money! If you want to understand what all of the different colored lines mean on the road and where to park, click here.
This is something most people wouldn’t even think to learn before visiting Spain. It isn’t complicated, but there is a system to buying produce in the Spain, depending on where your are. This may not be valid across the entire country, but as a general rule it holds true in Almuñécar. Follow the guide below and it will help ease any little bit of culture shock you may have.
There are several options for Parking in Almuñécar. Some of the options have a time limit, while others are more worry free. You must be aware of the different seasons, dates and hours for the “On street pay parking“, as it can be a bit confusing.
When parking along the street in town you will notice various colored dashes along the road. There are signs posted along the way which explain what these colors mean, but you need to get out of your car to read the signs.Continue reading
If you own a car in Spain, eventually you’ll need to renew its roadworthiness certification (ITV renewal). Known as the M.O.T. in the United Kingdom, or the D.O.T. in the United States, the roadworthiness sticker is named ITV (Inspección Técnica de Vehículos) in Spain. Renewing ITV is actually very straightforward.